This important article was shared by Mr. M.B., and I want to spend some time with it, both for what it says, and what it implies politically and geopolitically:

Do You Own Your Own Fingerprints? An obscure law could lead to broader limits on biometrics

Note that what is at issue is whether or not you - the individual - are indeed sovereign, with certain inalienable rights granted by God and not governments, and whether you indeed own your own "biometric data," such as your fingerprints, or now, with the advances of technology, your voice print, retina scan, genome, facial biometrics, or any other biological-physiological marker that distinguishes you as an individual human being, or whether, being in "the public doman" your "data" is therefore marketable and the property of corporation and/or governments.  In a country where local or state laws are increasingly overturned by a corrupt and centralized government in Vienna Washington and the corrupt permanent Hapsburg nobility bureaucracy, judiciary, and political corporate class, America is ripe for the sort of "reform" that led to the creation of Austria-Hungary; think of it as Amero-Hungary, or in this case, probably Amero-Texonia, or Ameri-Calitexas, or some such monikker.

Most readers here can readily guess where I stand, but here's the interesting thing about the article:

There’s one place where people seeking privacy protections can turn: the courts. A series of plaintiffs are suing tech giants, including Facebook and Google, under a little-used Illinois law. The Biometric Information Privacy Act, passed in 2008, is one of the only statutes in the U.S. that sets limits on the ways companies can handle data such as fingerprints, voiceprints, and retinal scans. At least four of the suits filed under BIPA are moving forward. “These cases are important to scope out the existing law, perhaps point out places where the law could be improved, and set principles that other states might follow,” says Jeffrey Neuburger, a partner at law firm Proskauer Rose.

The bankruptcy of fingerprint-scanning company Pay By Touch spurred BIPA’s passage. Hundreds of Illinois grocery stores and gas stations used its technology, allowing customers to pay with the tap of a finger. As the bankrupt company proposed selling its database, the Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union drafted what became BIPA, and the bill passed with little corporate opposition, says Mary Dixon, legislative director of the Illinois ACLU.

Under the Illinois law, companies must obtain written consent from customers before collecting their biometric data. They also must declare a point at which they’ll destroy the data, and they must not sell it. BIPA allows for damages of $5,000 per violation. “Social Security numbers, when compromised, can be changed,” the law reads. “Biometrics, however, are biologically unique to the individual; therefore, once compromised, the individual has no recourse, [and] is at heightened risk for identity theft.”

In April 2015, Chicagoan Carlo Licata, a Morgan Stanley financial adviser, sued Facebook under BIPA, arguing that the company violated his privacy by using its facial-recognition software to create a detailed geometric map of his face and tag him in photos. Two more Illinois residents filed complaints against Facebook the following month.

Note two things here: (1) the imperial federal government in Vienna Washington failed to act to protect its subjects citizens, so Hungary Illinois (2) passed its own law and did so anyway. Now, given the track record of the imperial federal government, I have no doubt that some corrupt and underhanded means will be used to overturn Illinois' law by buying off some corrupt Hapsburg nobleman federal bureaucrat and judge and keep the corporations happy. After all, there's one set of laws for all of us, and quite another for the Hapsburgs Clintons and Bushes.

Now, as one might gather, I think there are huge parallels between the USSA and Austria-Hungary, for I feel oftentimes like I'm living in the latter, without the benefit of the music of Johann Strauss or Mozart. The central government has grown so unwieldy with its decades' long list of special privileges and prerogatives given to this or that newly enobled family special interest, that the balancing act of Vienna Washington coordinating all its handouts is in danger of imploding. And in that situation, Hungarians, Slovaks, Czechs states grow increasingly restive. None of them are in favor of leaving the empire, of course, but a war that few of them wanted, except of course Konrad von Hoetzendorff and the Austrian nobility in Vienna neo-cons in Washington, undid the whole thing anyway.

The lesson? Recently a well-known individual asked me if I thought there was any real danger of the USSA breaking apart. Well, the USSA is the EU; it's Austria-Hungary; it's completely out of touch with its citizenry, ruled by elites in its cities and corporations, and on a reckless course to crush Serbia Russia once and for all.

Do you own your own biometric data? Well, Illinois had to take action where the federal government wouldn't, and any action it would take would, as we all know, be dictated by corporations with no real loyalty to American institutions or culture anyway. Just as in Europe, I think we can watch the natives becoming increasingly restless, and just as in Europe, the elites will try to write it all off as xenophobia, racism, populism, nationalism, and all the isms of its progressivist lexicon of politically incorrect taboos. Funny things, too, for Amero-Hungary and its rulership to cite as causes of their distress, for eventually as we all know, Austria-Hungary issued currency with many languages on it, to assuage everyone that formed its polyglot nightmare, that the officials in Vienna really respected them and "valued" their "contribution" to "the community."

It took a disastrous war for them to see they'd be better off without the Hapsburgs Clinton-Bush neo-cons. Let's hope it does not require the same in our case, but if it is not, then the states, like Illinois, have to step up and do what Vienna Washington won't, and has proven incapable, of doing, and that's protecting its people, their individual sovereignty, their culture, and their expressed wishes in their laws, for the war that was launched to keep the polyglot together ultimately only split it apart.

As for your biometric data, of course you own it. And if any corporation acquires it without your knowledge and consent, that corporation should be shut down, and its officers thrown in jail. Corporations are not persons, and its time to quit treating them as such. As group persons, they carry greater weight with corrupt goverments. But the Declaration of Independence was not about corporations, it was about individual humans. It was not about the privilege of a nobility or a corporation.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Francois Raby on July 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    A little unknown fact about constitutions is none (meaning in any country) has been thoroughly legally processed to protect the citizenry according to this pledge of lofty inspired commitment. To be legally binding toward the population, governments must have constitutions accepted by referendum because it is a contract between two interested parties. Since not even one government on earth ever went through this necessary procedure, they are only obligated by their own will to apply constitutional laws according to their whims and wishes. And that’s exactly what they’re doing. But since constitutions are a useful legal frame for them and corporations but a framing for us, they are held to keep the trust and the faith of the population in state institutions, a tool to maintain the status quo. With this little machiavellian twist the servant was designed to become the master. Religion is politics, politics is economy, economy is religion, let’s keep the faith and the mystification theater!

    • Robert Barricklow on July 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

      They never really followed the spirit of:
      The Declaration of Independence.

    • Roger on July 13, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      In the US ours are Creator given. If a future convention tries to nullify them then it will be in violation of this and will be considered treason against us and the Creator.

      • Roger on July 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

        Our rights anyways. Creator gives us a lot more than those listed as well.

  2. TRM on July 12, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Old internet saying “I’ll know corporations are people when I see Texas execute one”.

  3. Robert Barricklow on July 12, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Freedom refers to people’s freedom to live freely, have livelihoods, and access to vital resources, including seed, food, water, and land – the freedoms of Earth and all her beings.
    Corporations also use the word freedom. Free trade rules are written by corporations to enlarge their freedom to commodify and to privatize the last inch of land, the last drop of water, the last seed, and the last morsel of food. In the process, they destroy the freedom of the Earth and the Earth family, and destroy the freedom of people to enjoy their livelihods, culture, and democracies.

    • Robert Barricklow on July 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      We want freedom for people, NOT corporations. We want governments to regulate corporations that cause harm, NOT police citizens.
      When artificial entities like corporations are treated as natural persons, their rights become absolute and they can undermine the rights of all people and all species.
      What nonsense is it that corporations have the right to hide information under the umbrella of free speech?
      All the discourse about economics is reduced to foreign investments, and the like, capital investment, is a construct behind which the 1% hide to rob the 99% of their resources and opportunities.

    • Robert Barricklow on July 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      My second comment has been placed in the memory hole.
      How are the guinea pigs responding to the corporate monoculture design to control REAL free speech?
      The real guinea pigs are the ones being subservient to corporate control; are they corporate bots, or human bots?

  4. goshawks on July 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I am much less concerned about ‘corporations’ seeking-out my biometric data than I am about some deep state and/or AI having them in some coffer for who-knows-what use. The corporate front is obviously the outwards face of the data-collectors, but is not the final destination. In that case, you can sue all you want, but the data collection will go on – just more clandestine.

    It has been interesting to see all the ‘dual use’ technology put onto the market. Cellphones and laptops with two cameras – one looking out and one looking back at you. Marketed as ultimate coolness, of course. Cellphone tracking via cell towers. For emergency services, of course. License plate readers over toll booths. Convenience, of course. Etc.

    So, why is all this data – biometric and otherwise – REALLY being collected?

    • Roger on July 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Perhaps the largest corporations are taking over the powers of the deep state and plan to conduct their own covert operations. Look at our processed food and other harmful technologies. There might have been an attempted coup by the entrenched beurocratic and intelligence deep state over the politicians and corporate owners but if there was I suspect it is fading and the corporate owners may be seeking more direct and open powers and priveledges bypassing their increasingly unreliable vassels.

      • Roger on July 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm

        The largest corporate entities have trillions while all the world’s governments are trillions in the negative. When governments and the deep state they support finally collapse who do you think will be left to rule/coherce? Especially the corporations that have the largest and best equipped mercenary forces like whatever Blackwater calls itself nowadays.

    • Roger on July 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      The largest corporate entities have trillions while all the world’s governments are trillions in the negative. When governments and the deep state they support finally collapse who do you think will be left to rule? Especially the corporations that have the largest and best equipped mercenary forces.

    • SoCal G on July 12, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      What also gives me pause is many PCPs, HMOs, and larger hospitals are implementing palm readers.

      Granted that is a unique way to identify a patient as its “linked” to your electronic medical records.

      But what happens if you change HMOs, or Dr’s? who has access to that stored info?

      • jplatt39 on July 13, 2016 at 9:20 am

        Worse: I have seen gloves made – one of a friend’s palm – which have fooled biometric machines. Obviously I’m very nervous that it would be used by medicine. So yes it is easy to lose access to these records, but worse, it is easy for others to get access to them.

  5. marcos toledo on July 12, 2016 at 11:11 am

    As I have written before we are dealing with at most a tribal-corporate rulers. Who have never distinguished between chattel-livestock and work through toadies willing or not to do their dirty work. They deliberately confuse organize crime organizations with governments to deceive the public. They pimp hyper-individualism as freedom leaving their victims facing serfdom-slavery at best extermination at worst. They’re too stupid to manage and dream they are the only ones that count in short they exist in their own fantasy bubble putting the rest of us in mortal danger.

    • Roger on July 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Yep, and they have trillions while the governments are trillions in debt. It will be interesting to see if governments downsize their militaries as their debt catches up to them and if the corporate owned mercenary armed forces grow.

      • goshawks on July 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

        Two possibilities:

        First, the government ‘outsources’ their problems to increasingly-armed private firms. There is a privately-built light attack plane – the Textron AirLand Scorpion – that would be perfect for that next step. Drone warfare, too, of course…

        Second, you could end up with “Dune”-style private armies once the corporations have been around long-enough to have their elites become Nobles and develop their own House armed forces…

        • zendogbreath on July 30, 2016 at 9:35 pm

          Both probably.

  6. Robert Barricklow on July 12, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love the way you hit those strike-outs pitches…
    right out of the park!

    • Robert Barricklow on July 12, 2016 at 10:40 am

      All the basses were loaded.
      Grand Slam!

  7. Guygrr on July 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

    This biometric data dilemma is the reason I’m hesitant to get a full DNA test. I definitely need one but I can’t find a company I trust. 23andme, all the ancestry sites, etc make a killing off selling your data. Then combine that with the metrics obtained from Facebook, Google and Amazon and you have a complete profile on the individual. Then they likely combine those various databases (I wonder how) into their super computer gamed out scenarios and chemtrail/surveillance systems. We are carbon based life forms, it’s difficult to track people in the conductive soup if there is a bunch of CO2 in the atmosphere, hence the stink about carbon emissions. Next comes minority report/1984, to be honest, it’s probably already here.

  8. Lost on July 12, 2016 at 7:12 am

    “Note that what is at issue is whether or not you – the individual – are indeed sovereign, with certain inalienable rights granted by God and not governments,”

    Doesn’t this assume god exists?

    Well remember that all sorts of people have said that God gave them the right to kill the neighboring tribe for having the wrong idea about the nature of god.

    And documents like the US Constitution are a bit beyond “governments”–much more a system of governance. Governments come and go.

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